LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING
Since 1888, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for international missions has supported Southern Baptist missionaries as they share the gospel around the world. The offering represents 59 percent of the International Mission Board’s total annual support. Every penny you give to the offering goes directly to support missionaries, including salaries, medical care, housing, transportation, and children’s education.
CHURCH GOAL FOR LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING: $3000.00
Recieved So Far: $500.00
If you love to sing and enjoy praising your Savior, we would love to have you sing a few songs with us for Christmas. If you are interested, please see Jonathan.
Practice in the fellowship hall.
Wednesday, December 8, 7:00-7:30
Wednesday, December 15, 6:00-7:00
We Will Sing: Sunday, December 19, during the morning worship service.
Don’t forget to check out Brother David’s Mid-Week Devotion on the book of Psalms. They are uploaded each Wednesday on the sermon page.
Giving as of December 8, 2021
Budget for 2021 . . . . . . . . $320,880.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . $302,363.66
Received to Date . . . . . . . . $236,204.70
Needed for weekly budget . . . $6,170.77
Tithes Received this week . . . $5,583.92
From Our Family And Music Minister
Only a few weeks left! The weather is trying to get cold; the Christmas lights are up; stores are full with all the new latest gadgets and gizmos; people are doing all their last-minute shopping. Christmas is my favorite time of year, but every year it seems to get started earlier and earlier. Don’t get me wrong. I love going and buying the perfect gift for a friend and on more than one occasion I have been talked into giving a gift a little early. I can’t help that I’m a pushover. As much as I enjoy the time with friends and sharing gifts, I enjoy the atmosphere and the attitude of people.
Despite all the stories we see on the news of parents fighting over the newest gift or gadget coming out or the stress of the mother preparing that perfect Christmas dinner, people are generally in a happier mood. I would hope it is the overwhelming joy people have of our savior’s birth; however, we live in a world where He is not the center of everyone’s Christmas celebration. As Christians, it’s still our calling to share the love of Christ with the world around us.
Throughout the Christmas season, we should ask ourselves how we have shared the love of Christ with others. I have noticed people are usually more open to discussing Christ during Christmas. Since we know the real reason for the season, it can be a great discussion starter. But also we don’t need to fall into the negative parts of Christmas where we are more worried about getting the perfect gift for ourselves than looking at the people around us and their needs. Be polite to people when you meet them in a store. Let them see that Christ reigns in you and controls your life. Also, as you prepare for some of the special meals with family, think of those who might not have someone with whom to spend the holidays. Sharing a meal with someone who is lonely can brighten up his or her whole month. I have always been grateful for the adoptive families with whom I get to spend time.
I hope it is your goal this year to celebrate Christmas without forgetting the Christ of Christmas. With stores and cities decorating and pushing Christmas so early, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season. Plan Bible studies now that you will do with your family. Plan now how you will show Christ this season.
Sunday, December 12
Deacon of the Week: Daniel West
Front Door: Daniel West
Organ Greeter: Shawn McRae
Piano Greeter: Dan Raines
Sound: Carl Hobbs
Video: Sue Mastrario
Charnelle Reinhardt & June Whiddon
Sunday, December 19
Deacon of the Week: Allen Whitehead
Front Door: Allen Whitehead
Organ Greeter: Tony McCard
Piano Greeter: Daniel West
Sound: Daniel West
Video: Julie West
Elizabeth See & Peggy Black